Our professional fees

Visa category our fee Visa category our fee Visa category our fee
spouse visa £600-£1000 ancestry visa £1000-£1500 entrepreneur visa £2000-£3500
visit visa £400-£1200 adult dependent relative £2000-£2500 investment visa £2500-£4000
fiance visa £600-£1000 bereaved partner £800-£1500 representative of an overseas business £1500-£2200
british citizenship £600-£1200 family reunion £800-£1500 graduate entrepreneur £1500-£2500
detention £220 p/h domestic violence victim £1000-£1500 t2 (instra-company tranfer) £1500-£2500
deportation £220 p/h asylum £400-£2000 t2 (general) sport, religion £1500-£2500
children £800-£2000 retired person of independent means £800-£1500 t2 (sportsperson) £1500-£2500
private life £800-£2000 appeals £500-£2500 t2 (minister of religion) £1500-£2500
student visa £800-£1200 administrative review £400-£800 t5 temporary workers £800-£1500
human rights £1500-£3000 judicial review £2000-£4000 sponsorship £1500-£3000
european applications £400-£800 ntl & toc £400-£800 civil penalty notice (employment of illegal workers) £1000-£2500
long residence £800-£1500 brp replacements £300-£500 case review £300-£800
hm forces £1000-£1500 returning resident £800-£1200    

*VAT is payable on the above fixed-fee prices

On most immigration matters, we offer a fixed-fee price agreement so that you are aware of the full costs of your application at the outset of our retainer. The above table provides a range of costs for each visa category as, without knowing the full particulars of your case, it is not possible for us to determine how complex, long or time-sensitive your case is likely to be. If our price is higher than the higher range figure, we will provide you with a written explanation as to why our fees are higher than that quoted above – you can thereafter make an informed decision as to whether you want to proceed with the application. We will always confirm, at the outset of our retainer, the exact amount of your fixed fee which will be confirmed in writing in our letter of engagement.

services included for fixed fee

The fixed fee payable for our professional services covers, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Initial consultation and legal advice based on your instructions
  • Confirming your instructions and our advice in writing, as well as detailing our full terms of engagement
  • Advice on the documentation you require to support your proposed application
  • Review of supporting documents – further advice if necessary
  • Advice on format of certain supporting documents
  • Drafting certain supporting documents (ie. witness statements)
  • Drafting representations to support your application
  • Submitting your application by Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery service
  • Responding to any correspondence received from the Home Office or other third-parties
  • Keeping you updated on the progress of your application
  • Notifying you and discussing the outcome of the application
  • If successful, closing and storing your file for a minimum period of 6 years
  • If unsuccessful, discussing the options that may be available to you

additional fees

In certain circumstances, our fixed fee will increase such as if you are to include dependents in your application (usually partner and
children) and also if your matter is of a time-sensitive nature. We typically charge the following additional fees for such services:

Dependents

There is an additional charge of £100 per dependant

Same day & Premium Service

There is an additional charge of £250 for the same day & premium service

disbursements

Disbursements are costs associated to your proposed application which are payable to third-parties. In most cases, they will be paid directly by you to the third-party. The most common disbursements for an immigration application are the Home Office application fees, and the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS). You should note that the IHS is not payable on all applications, such as applications for settlement. We will, of course, advise you at the outset if IHS is payable on your proposed application. The application fees and IHS are determined and reviewed by the Home Office and are therefore subject to change. We will advise you at the time of your proposed application, of the exact amount of your application costs and IHS costs (if applicable).

For appeals, you may incur costs for instructing counsel to represent you at a hearing. Counsel fees are dependent on numerous factors such as the location of the hearing, the type of hearing and the seniority and experience of the counsel we are proposing to instruct. We will advise you of any counsel fees once these have been negotiated with counsel.

Application Fees

Please click button below for a list of the current Home Office application fees:

home office application fees

Immigration Healthcare Surcharge

Please click button below for details on current IHS fees:

ihs costs

key members of staff
javaid shafi The supervisor with ultimate responsibility at our firm. A senior solicitor who was admitted to the Roll on the 2nd July 2001
naveed ahmed A senior immigration solicitor who was admitted to the Roll on the 16 October 2006. Naveed has over 12 years experience as an Immigration solicitor
touseef gondal An immigration caseworker with over 5 years experience in immigration law and practice

Key Stages to your application

Stage 1 – Fact Find

At this stage, we will get to know you and what you are looking to achieve from instructing us. We will take detailed instructions from you and advise you of the options that are available to you in light of your instructions. We will advise you of the requirements for any proposed application and the documentary evidence that you will need to support such an application. How long this stage takes is, to a large extent, determined by the time it takes for you to provide the documentary evidence that we have requested to support your proposed application.

Stage 2 – Preparation

Once we have taken detailed instructions from you and are in receipt of the documentary evidence that we have requested to support your proposed application, we will begin drafting representations to support your application. In our representations we will refer to the supporting documents you have provided and clarify, with supporting legal arguments, how you meet the requirements of your proposed application. Typically, this stage can take anywhere between 1-3 weeks, depending on the facts of your particular case.

Stage 3 – Submission & Result

Once we have fully prepared your representations and are satisfied that your case is ready for submission, we will submit your application and notify you of the same. We will fully assess our representations and the supporting evidence before your application is submitted to ensure that you are given the best possible chances of receiving a positive outcome to your application. The extent to which we can do this, however, is dependent on your instructions, your case circumstances and the evidence that you are able to provide to support your application.

Stage 4 – Post-Result

Once we have submitted your application, we will await receipt of the result. If successful, we will notify you of the positive outcome to your application and thereafter make arrangements to close and store your file (for a period of 6 years). If unsuccessful, we will invite you to discuss the refusal letter, particularly the reasons given for refusing the application, and the options that may be available to you.

How long is your application likely to take TO process?

Once we have prepared and submitted your application, we are at the mercy of the Home Office as to how long it will take for them to process your application – this can vary substantially depending on your application and the complexity of your case. Please click the following button for the current Home Office application processing times:

processing times

complaints

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure by emailing us to request a copy at complaints@bakerchase.com. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. sra

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint and
  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Contact details
Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806,
Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ